NEC Avio Infrared Technologies'InfReC R300
high-definition thermal imager has a host of capabilities that includes thermal
movie recording to SD card in radiometric format, thermal/visible integrated
images in composite/split-screen display, panoramas, autofocus and 3.1 MP
R300 has a resolution (NETD) of 0.05C, accuracy of ±1C (1 percent) and comes
with InfReC Analyzer NS9500PRO PC software, providing comprehensive capability
for real-time recording, detailed data analysis and report creation. Its microbolometer
detector provides high spatial resolution of 1.2 mrad (I.F.O.V) in a spectral
range of 8 to 14 micron. The camera's standard temperature measuring range is
-40 to 500C, with an optional high-temperature range of 200 to 2000C available.
allows simultaneous video capture of thermal/visible images into PC via USB
with real-time composite image display. The full range of recording modes
includes still visual and IR images, time interval, movies, panoramas,
composites and voice annotation. Optional lenses are 2x telephoto, 0.5x
wide-angle and close-up.
features include multi-point emissivity correction and emissivity back
calculation for better accuracy, high-speed auto focusing,
automatic/simultaneous temperature scaling, LED light for pinpointing objects
of interest and laser pointer for targeting.
R300 weighs 1.3 kg (2.8 lb) with battery and has an ergonomic design. A
separate viewfinder with luminous and tilting LCD monitor allows the user to
hold the camera and capture images from any angle, using buttons situated on
top of the camera's case and rear panel.
The R300 is
useful for a wide range of applications, including electrical maintenance,
biotechnology, semiconductors, energy audits, R&D, machinery PPM, building
inspections and quality control.
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